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42-107082

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 15/2/44; Presque Is 26/3/44; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-N] Kimbolton 23/3/44; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Bob Dunn, Co-pilot: Bill Churchill, Navigator: George Krassmer, Bombardier: Harry Jenson, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Whitelaw, Radio Operator: Evar Anderson, Ball turret gunner: John Fode, Waist gunner: Edwin Ayres,Tail gunner: Jim Miller (9 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Store Heddpong, near Bjaelkerup, on Seeland Is, Den; Missing Air Crew Report 4931. LASSIE-COME-HOME.

Service

Units

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Evar Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42107082. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Edwin Ayres

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42107082. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Dunn

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42107082. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Fode

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42107082. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Harry Jenson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group

  • William Jr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group

  • George Krassner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107082.

  • James Miller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42107082. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • John Whitelaw

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42107082. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Places

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 13 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 4931 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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